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Home Prices in New Westminster

The asking price of homes for sale in New Westminster has increased 3.99% since May last year, while the number of homes for sale has decreased -33.06%. See more New Westminster Home Prices & Values.

House
Median Asking Price
$1.3M
85 Houses
Townhouse
Median Asking Price
$739K
47 Townhouses
Condo
Median Asking Price
$569K
268 Condos

Find Real Estate & MLS® Listings in New Westminster

Zolo has the most thorough, up-to-date set of New Westminster real estate listings. At the moment, New Westminster has 345 homes for sale, including 74 houses, 226 condos, and 41 townhouses on the market. The average sold price for all home types in New Westminster is $756K, which is 12% higher than May 2019. See our New Westminster housing market stats for a more detailed analysis on average home prices, housing inventory, and days on market.

New Westminster is home to 12 unique neighbourhoods. With Zolo you'll be able to find the most popular New Westminster neighbourhoods, the best schools in the city, and evaluate nearby amenities. Narrow down your home search to filter by price, bedrooms, size or search by our map of MLS® listings for Canada-wide real estate.

MLS® Listing data for New Westminster is added every 15 minutes to provide you the most-up-to-date home listings. Get in touch with one of our New Westminster real estate agents to get started on landing your dream home today.

New Westminster City Guide

66K
Population
12.7%
Population Growth
8%
Unemployment

Located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, New Westminster is a place more than 71,000 people call home. Also known as the “New West”, the city was founded by merging the Mainland and Island Colonies in 1866 and it becoming the largest city in the Mainland at that time. The city was to be named Queensborough originally, but Queen Victoria decided to name it New Westminster after the area in London where parliament buildings were, and are, located. Because the name was received by the Queen, the city also became known as “The Royal City”, another nickname that endures to this day.

Originally planned to be an iconic visual metaphor for British dominance, New Westminster was chosen for this due to the significant defense properties it offered, according to the Royal Engineers. The city was farther from the American border than the site of the colony's proclamation, Fort Langley.  It had great facilities for commuting by water, as well as by railways that would be built in the future into the interior and has an excellent port where ships could dock.

After the uniting of the colony of British Columbia and the colony of Vancouver Island as “British Columbia”, a vote took place that was supposed to determine which city would be the capital of the new amalgamated area. After a scandalous voting day, where the pages of New Westminster supporters’ speech were mixed up to confuse them, New Westminster lost the vote to Victoria.

However, because the areas united into a bigger one, New Westminster expanded in multiple areas, which helped it grow over time. Originally, New Westminster was a trade center because of the Canadian Pacific Railway branch.  But after the trading shifted to Vancouver, the city shifted towards the industrial sector, while still remaining an important transportation center. The industrial sectors maintained their dominance in the city’s economy throughout history. In the beginning in the 19th century, the main sectors were lumber and fishing.  It changed to heavy industries and manufacturing in the 20th century, and today, the high-tech and fiber-optic industry.

New Westminster has a warm and pleasant climate throughout the year. Winters are mostly filled with rainfall rather than snowfall, and summer days are warm and pleasant. The coldest month of the year is January, when the temperatures drop to around 2.2 degrees Celsius, while the warmest month is July when temperatures are around 17.5 degrees Celsius.

More and more people have decided to locate their new home in New Westminster because of all the advantages it offers as a city: polite residents, family oriented communities, good education options and a lot of sport and outdoor activities.

Neighbourhoods

New Westminster has 6 unique neighbourhoods: Uptown, Queensborough, Sapperton, Downtown, the West End, and the Quay. Every neighbourhood is built with unique features, styles and local amenities that look like separate cities on their own.

Located at the northeast part of Lulu Island is Queensborough, or as locals call it “’ Boro”. The properties here are mostly townhouses and condos, with a few family homes in the waterfront area. Locals here can enjoy the marina, the stunning waterfront walking trails and the unique community living room with a fireplace – an ideal place to chat with a friend, meet the neighbours, or relax. The average listing price for properties in this area is $600,000 for apartments and condos, $750,000 for townhouses and single-family houses sell for around $1m since most of them are waterfront properties.

If you’re after cheaper housing options, head down to Quay, where almost 30% of the population are young families and millennials. Here, you can find affordable condos for around $600,000 and townhouses for around $850,000. Besides being close to the well-known New Westminster Quay, you will also be near the amazing Pier Park, Anvil Centre, as well as the downtown area where all the bar and cafes are. Additionally, there are a few elementary schools offering K to 5 classes; Glenbrook and Fraser River Middle Schools; New Westminster Secondary high school; and Douglas College for post-secondary education; so it’s a great area to raise children in.

The most sought-after properties for sale in New Westminster are located in Queens Park. The views of the Fraser River, Fraser Valley the historic remnants and the reputation for being a family friendly and diverse neighbourhood have made Queens Park the prime target for people moving to New Westminster. There are small retail stores within walking distance, a huge park, multiple sports amenities, Massey Theatre, and multiple schools offering primary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as a French immersion school. Because of everything it offers, as well as the proximity to the downtown core, single-family houses in Queens Park usually sell around $2m, but there are more affordable housing options like apartments and condos.  

To find out what community best suits your needs, talk to your local Realtor ®, or spend a weekend checking out open houses.

Neighbourhood
(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1The Heights Nw 80% 20% $1.0M 9
2Queens Park 67% 33% $1.6M 7
3Downtown Nw 63% 27% $549K 56
4Glenbrooke North 55% 36% $1.1M 19
5Moody Park 50% 50% $441K 7

Nearby Cities

Many buyers opt to purchase in a nearby city and commute to work. These buyers want larger homes and lots but with good commuter access to New Westminster’s downtown core. Good options include Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Surrey. Even cities that require a bit of a longer commute, such as Vancouver, Delta, and Richmond are good options as they offer more affordable detached homes.

City
(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1White Rock 334%8%$659K310
2Maple Ridge 309%12%$740K681
3Bowen Island 57%0%$1.4M34
4Vancouver 42%29%$1.3M3272
5North Vancouver 45%19%$1.1M796

Demographics

Before deciding to buy your new home in New Westminster, it’s always useful to have a glimpse of the local demographics. According to the 2016 Census Canada, New Westminster has 70,996 residents. Most of the population are Europeans, while the biggest minorities are South Asian and Chinese, but there is also a mixture of other nationalities and cultures.

The largest percentage of the population are young people (mostly married couples) occupying private dwellings. The main spoken language is English, followed by French, which together comprise almost the entire population, with the minority speaking their mother tongues.

If you’re looking at different options for a new home in New Westminster, you can always contact a local Realtor that will give you information on the city’s demographics and advise you on which neighbourhood is best suited for your needs.

44%
Rent
56%
Own
$830
Monthly Rent (Median)
$1,338
Monthly Mortgage (Median)
16,165
Total Families
$54,664
Family Income (Median)
41
Age (Median)
61%
College Educated

Schools

Elementary Schools

7.2 Herbert Spencer
5.5 Lord Tweedsmuir
5.5 Queen Elizabeth
4.9 Lord Kelvin
n/a F W Howay

Secondary Schools

6.9 New Westminster

Commuters

65%
Drive
29%
Transit
1%
Bike
6%
Walk

Local Scoop

New Westminster has become the place to go to for tourists. The colorful art galleries, restaurants, and bars with delicious food, local parks and trails, markets, festivals, and events offer something for everyone’s taste and something to remember.

You haven’t been to New Westminster if you don’t go to Queen’s Park, a 75-acre park ideal to spend your Sunday morning. There are various walking trails and biking trails where you can watch and explore the surrounding nature, or have a peaceful afternoon secluded from the city crowd. Or, you can head down there with your children and pets. Queen’s Park has an amazing array of children's activities: free petting zoo, a water park, multiple playgrounds, and an off-leash dog park, so your pet can also enjoy their stroll to the park freely. If your children are older, you can go for a game of baseball, soccer, bowling or tennis. Queen’s Park has large sports fields, alleys, and courts, as well as a swimming pool.

Fraser River offers great opportunities for various outdoor activities. During warm weekends you can see families and friends enjoying a nice day filled with boating, fishing, and kayaking. You can also take one of the multiple tours going on the bank of the Fraser River and experience New Westminster from a different perspective.

If you want to sit down for a drink on the waterfront, New Westminster Quay is the place locals love to go on the weekend. Bustling with activities, the Quay has an indoor market, stores, a circus school, an event hall, as well as a couple of restaurants and bars where you can sit down for a delicious local meal and drinks. The waterfront location offers ideal conditions for bird watching, fishing, or strolling down the beautiful flower gardens. Although parking can be an issue, it’s easily accessible with the Sky Train.

Have you ever watched lacrosse and become an instant fan of the sport? Then, New Westminster is the place to go. Head down to  the Anvil Centre, where the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame is.  See the best players and the best moments throughout the history of lacrosse.

While you’re here, you can take a walk around the 18,000 square feet of conference space, the theatre, studios, and the meeting rooms Anvil Centre homes, as well as the New Westminster New Media Gallery and the New Westminster Museum and Archives.

New Westminster’s school district is responsible for 9 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 secondary school, as well as schools with French immersion offered at two elementary schools, both middle schools, and the secondary school. Additionally, there is a non-profit independent school for Junior Kindergarten-Grade 12 that offers academically enriched classes and programs. Post-secondary education is provided by 4 schools:

  • The New Westminster Campus of Douglas College offers Bachelor’s degrees, and general university arts and science courses,

  • Justice Institute of British Columbia, Canada’s top public safety educator,

  • The Boucher Institute, Canada's first and only accredited naturopathic medical school,

  • CG Masters School of 3D Animation and Visual Effects offering a skills-based, one-year diploma program providing practical, professional-level skills for the local industry sector

New Westminster has a few methods of transport. In general, most locals use the road network to move around the city, but besides commuting by car, they can also use the public transit system and railways (for neighbouring cities). The public transit system is provided by TransLink and besides offering several bus routes around the city, it also has a few of the SkyTrain system stations. The SkyTrain is a rapid transit system that serves British Columbia, Vancouver, and their surrounding municipalities, and in New Westminster, you can find the following stations:

  • 22nd Street Station (Expo Line)

  • New Westminster Station (Expo Line)

  • Columbia Station (Expo Line)

  • Sapperton Station (Expo Line)

  • Braid Station (Expo Line)

FAQs About New Westminster Real Estate

According to current New Westminster MLS© statistics, the average home listing price in New Westminster, BC is $800,000. Based on New Westminster housing inventory, the average home is listed on the market for 41 days and has a 97.4% selling to listing price ratio.

Based on current New Westminster MLS© data, the average detached house in New Westminster, BC has a listing price of $1,389,000. In New Westminster, detached houses are on the market for 15 days on average.

According to current New Westminster MLS© data, the average condo in New Westminster, BC has a listing price of $601,000. In New Westminster, the average price for a 2-bedroom condo is $616,000 and the average price for a 1-bedroom condo is $466,000.

In New Westminster, BC, the most expensive neighbourhoods to buy a home include Queens Park, Connaught Heights, Glenbrooke North and West End Nw. Queens Park is the most expensive neighbourhood in New Westminster with an average home price of $1,706,000.

The cheapest neighbourhoods to buy a home in New Westminster include Moody Park, Uptown Nw, Sapperton and Downtown Nw. Moody Park is the most affordable neighbourhood in New Westminster with an average home price of $887,000.

The closest cities to New Westminster, BC include Burnaby, Port Moody, Anmore and Coquitlam. Out of the nearby New Westminster cities, Anmore has the highest average home price of $2,978,000 and Coquitlam has the most affordable average home price of $1,140,000.

The average townhouse in New Westminster has an average listing price of $758,000, which represents a -12% change in price from last year. There are currently 48 townhouses for sale in New Westminster, BC.

According to Statistics Canada Census data, the median total household income in New Westminster is $54,664 per year, which is below the national median income of $67,000 per year.

In New Westminster, BC, fewer people rent their homes than own at 43.7% rent versus 56.3% own. The median monthly rent price is $1,600 per month versus the median monthly mortgage of $4,200 per month.

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